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Mid-Sized Premium Sedan


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15"-diagonal landscape screen

This is the only speed display.

Data (also)(also)

Check the official documentation for items listed here to be sure and in case of changes.

350 V
Tesla/Panasonic 2170 cell (21-mm x 70-mm) 3.7-volts, 21.8 Wh
Standard: 2976 cells; 31 cells/brick; 2 modules of 25 bricks & 2 of 23 bricks
Long Range: 4416 cells; 46 cells/brick;
2 modules of 25 bricks, 2 modules of 23 bricks
Long Range: 1054 lbs
Standard: 50-kWh; Long-Range 75-kWh usable (80.5 kWh total)
Charger power:

Standard: 32-amps or 7.7-kW; Long-Range: 40-amps or 9.6-kW
Supercharger 30-minutes:
Standard: 130-miles or 70-kW; Long-Range: 170-miles or 91-kW

Supercharging Cost
Permanent-magnet AC

EPA: 192 kW/416 Nm (258 hp/307 ft-lb)
Independent tests: 325 hp/320 ft-lb

RWD; AWD optional; AWD Performance optional
Standard Features (Owner's Manual)
Traction Control (p.51), Vehicle Hold (p.54), Park Assist (p.52),
Auto Wipers (p.48), Auto Dimming (upgrade download)
Enhanced Autopilot:: $5,000 (TACC
Full Self-Driving: $3,000 (for eventual autonomous driving)
Autopilot Features (Manual)

Traffic-Aware Cruise Control (p.61), Autosteer (p.67),
Auto Lane Change (p.70), Autopark (p.72), Lane Assist (p.74),
Collision Avoidance Assist (p.76), Speed Assist (p.79)
Hardware: 8 cameras, 12 ultrasonic sensors, forward radar
How Tesla Autopilot Works

Solid state fuses that are self resetting
Perhaps in future download, but no CCS adaptor
Standard: 220-miles; Long Range: 310-miles
AWD Long Range: 310-miles; AWD Performance Long Range 310-miles
Top speed
Standard: 130-mph; Long Range: 140-mph
Acceleration (0-60-mph)
Standard: 5.6-sec; Long Range: 5.1-sec; 0-30-mph: 2.4-sec
LR: acceleration = 30-mi(5280-ft)/3600-sec/2.4-sec = 18.3-ft/sec^2 = 0.57-g
Independent test for LR: 4.6-sec

Long Range: 130-MPGe or 3.97-miles/kWh or 25.1-kWh/100-miles
AWD Long-Range:
AWD Performance Long-Range:

Battery warranty
8-years or Standard: 100,000-miles; Long Range: 120,000-miles:
with minimum 70% retention of battery capacity over warranty period.
Basic warranty
4-years or 50,000-miles
Supplemental Restraint System: 5-years or 60,000-miles
Keyless (p.6 of manual)
5 adults
15"-diagonal landscape screen
Most car functions are done using this screen.
Standard: 3539-lb; Long-Range: 3838-lbs
Distribution: 48-lb/52-lb
Body Panels
Steel: front & back fenders, strips under & over doors, trunk cover;
Aluminum: frunk cover, doors; Plastic: front & back bumpers; Glass: roof
Length: 15.4', Width: 6,18', Height: 4.71'"
Center of gravity: 18.5"
Ground Clearance


Solid Black ($0), Midnight Silver Metallic ($1500)
Deep Blue Metallic ($1500), Pearl White Multi-Coat ($2000)
Red Multi-Coat ($2500)

5-Star in all categories
Standard: $35,000; Long-Range: $44,000; Delivery Fee: $1000

Top: Turn signals; wiper; high beam
Bottom: Park, reverse, neutral, drive
Cruise control 1 down, Autopilot 2 down

1: Volume, song/station, mute; Wheel position; Mirror position
2: Cruise speed, distance; Voice control

Aero wheel cover off.

With red wheel bands.

The bottom two were painted after purchase.

Acceleration, Speed, Height

Tesla Model 3 Owner's Manual
esla Model 3 Emergency Response Guide
Tesla Model 3 Configuration
Inside Tesla's Model 3 Factory

Cabin Air Filter

Premium Upgrades ($5,000)

Wheels Upgrades

TM3 Performance/AWD Configuration

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Software Updates

Software updates are downloaded to the TM3. Software updates up to version 2018.26.3.

One of the updates is the Summon parking option. Movie of Summon parking a TMS in a very-tight place.


Model 3 battery cooling
Model 3 battery is heated only when plugged in or driving.


Model-3 AWD

Maintenance (p. 112 of TM3 Owner's Manual)

Tesla Service


The curves are the function R(S) = R0tanh(S/tt)exp(-[S-Se]/te). These two curves for Model 3 were calculated approximately using a Model S/60-kWh (weight 4700-lbs) curve modified by:

However, it may be that the larger-format Panasonic 2170 batteries in the Model 3 will cause a different decaying exponential time constant than is the case for the Tesla Model S, which uses the smaller-format Panasonic 18650A batteries. An estimate of range vs speed for the TM3 AWD gives the 5 data points in the graph below:

The red curve for TM3LR range fitted to the data points is R(S) = 206.4tanh(S/21.80)exp(-[S-91.49]/52.27).
The blue curve for TM3S range fitted is calculate by R(TM3S) = R(TM3LR)*50/75.

Here is another estimate of range vs speed for Tesla Models S, 3 & X:

This curve compares the range the range-vs-speed curves for the Chevrolet Bolt EV to the two Tesla Model 3 curves:



Supercharger charging curve (~2% to ~97%):

Red: Power (kW, left axis)
Blue: Estimated distance (miles, right axis) versus charging time.

Charging equipment that comes with the TM3:

Optional Tesla Wall Connector (~11.5-kW):

The Tesla CHAdeMO adapter may become capable of being used with the TM3 (480-V DC, ~35-kW):
. See http://teslapedia.org/model-s/tesla-driver/chademo-user-guide/.



8 Cameras


Superchargers Enabled (480-V DC, ~120-kW)

Supercharger at Burlington NC:

Tesla Wall Connectors

EPA Ratings

131 MPGe

120 MPGe

The MPGe was increased to 130.

Explanation of the EPA Monroney label



Model-3 Emergency Response



Electric Vehicles


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Many pictures of a silver Model 3

When I Can Get My Tesla Model 3


Performance Computer Model

These curves are for the Long-Range RWD TM3 with a full battery. "Regardless of the state of charge...the torque remains the same until peak power,however,.the lower the battery charge is, the power caps off sooner."



MPGe = 33.705 x miles/kWh
kWh/100-miles = 3370.5 / MPGe

VIN decoder

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L. David Roper interdisciplinary studies

L. David Roper, http://www.roperld.com/personal/roperldavid.htm
20 September, 2018